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    So the GOC being there makes a difference does...

    So the GOC being there makes a difference does it.
    How about the GOC Air Corps arriving two days after the tragedy into a hanger in Baldonnel containing the 4 bodies of my colleagues, apparently...
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    Nice photos

    Nice photos
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    Errrr, and where is that aircraft now??

    Errrr, and where is that aircraft now??
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    Thought those were great shots also

    Thought those were great shots also
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    I do believe your correct

    I do believe your correct
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    Almost 12 months later PH, still waiting for an...

    Almost 12 months later PH, still waiting for an answer???????????????????????
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    Hi Gally, The best advice I can give you is to...

    Hi Gally,
    The best advice I can give you is to be yourself. If you have any interest in aviation it will shine through, don't worry about the F16 pilot in the Q beside you, They are either full of...
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    JJ, Nobody said the benefits were purely form...

    JJ, Nobody said the benefits were purely form moving Baldonell. The primary benefits are from CLOSING Baldonel and moving it to a corner of any given commercially viable civil airfield in Ireland. No...
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    So lads, and ladies; How are ye all fixed for the...

    So lads, and ladies; How are ye all fixed for the 28th??
  10. Funny, in civiy land if a refueller left a hose /...

    Funny, in civiy land if a refueller left a hose / metal junction lying against my leading edge I'd kick his hole!! Ahh well MAA obviously have different standards....
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    Egypt Crisis and the Suez

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0831/471473-suez-canal/
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    So, what I have so far is that the PC9 isnt a...

    So, what I have so far is that the PC9 isnt a replacement for the SW260WE or the CM170(Other designations TBC). It is never going over seas, will never support the Irish Army but is lauded as the...
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    Unfortunately Tempest the PC9 was bought as a...

    Unfortunately Tempest the PC9 was bought as a trainer with absolutely no ambition of taking part in overseas operations. Perhaps part of that is the fault of the DoD and the White Paper on Defence...
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    And the report was utterly flawed because of...

    And the report was utterly flawed because of people covering their rear ends.
    The lack of serviceability had, and has, very little to do with the aircraft but rather reducing technician numbers and...
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    The PC9 was purchased simply because it had to be...

    The PC9 was purchased simply because it had to be a trainer (that's what was being replaced after all) and it was the highest spec the IAC could 'pad' the training requirement out to.
    Result: very,...
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    Hard to beat comparable performance coupled with...

    Hard to beat comparable performance coupled with 4 * 20mm cannons but thats even further back in history.
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    Nothing to say his aviation career is finished....

    Nothing to say his aviation career is finished. Perhaps he had lined up another gig prior to going public on Channel 4. I would be interested to see if he turns up elsewhere in the short to medium...
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    Funding is only one aspect. If they want to keep...

    Funding is only one aspect. If they want to keep the license they have to drill within a number of years or the license gets put back out to the open market. If they really believe that there is...
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    Not at all surprised by this. The price of the P8...

    Not at all surprised by this. The price of the P8 puts it outside the budgets of many nations and even those that can afford it are buying in smaller numbers with lighter, cheaper aircraft such as...
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    Hi GTTC, Your mixing up retention with incentive...

    Hi GTTC,
    Your mixing up retention with incentive schemes. The incentive scheme paid people money to extend their contracts, with retention the individuals don't get a penny extra, they just aren't...
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    Correct Dev. The application to retire is at the...

    Correct Dev. The application to retire is at the discretion of the Minister. Its known as retention, has been done in the past and is one of the options available to the DF if numbers get low.
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    Your right pilots dont decide over lunch but in...

    Your right pilots dont decide over lunch but in the IAC you play your cards close to your chest until breaking cover at the last moment. The first the IAC know about somebody leaving is when the...
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    I don't think there are any reservists anymore,...

    I don't think there are any reservists anymore, its just not practical to keep people current on aircraft types for a few hours a year, especially as its very unlikely that any reservists could /...
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    Wow, €600K per year between 22 people!! Thats a...

    Wow, €600K per year between 22 people!! Thats a hell of a lot more then I thought it was.


    It was always fairly long. Prior to the implementation of the 12 years it was a standard 10 year...
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    Rhodes, you make a fair point. However, the issue...

    Rhodes, you make a fair point. However, the issue is that most other military operations are of a size that can absorb low rates of numbers lost. If for example a single RW unit in the BA or RAF were...
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